PWELC PUBLIC PROGRAMING OFFERINGS
Winter 2019 - ** $5 ski/snowshoe/kicksled  rentals for youth, students, and Prairie Woods ELC members (Call ahead for Trailhead Hours)***

*Preregistration is required for all classes

 

WINTER FUN DAY…..Everyone

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow. Celebrate winter at PWELC with fun outdoor activities for everyone in the family including:
Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and Scandinavian kicksleds. Indoors warm up by the fire, eat some chili, learn about winter hobbies,
listen to live music, and try your hand at the climbing wall.

No Pre-Registration Necessary

Date: Sunday, February 10th

Time: 11:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $5 per person, $15 max per family (for use of skies, snowshoes, and climbing wall)
 

 

Earth Day Celebration…Everyone

Open to all

A fun and educational experience for the whole family. Booths, exhibits, and activities offer information about water quality,
energy efficiency, land management, and much more. Pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-10am (free will donation).

Enjoy food, entertainment, kid activities and information about “greening” your life. Main presentation at 10:30.

No pre-registration necessary.

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 8:00-1:00pm

Cost: Free

 

Challenge Course Programs
 

Environmental Education Programs

INTRO TO CROSS COUNTRY SKIING….grades 2 and older

Don’t let the snow keep you inside all winter long. Come learn the basics of cross country skiing.
Then hit the trails to practice your new skills. Instruction and equipment provided. (Meet at main building)

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15th

Time: 4:00-5:30

Cost: $8

 

PWELC Extravaganza: ….grades 1 and older

NO SCHOOL TODAY-WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Get outside and explore this winter! Hit the trails and have an adventure on the skinny skis or Scandinavian kicksleds.
Learn some winter survival skills. Then we will come inside to finish the day at the indoor climbing wall. Meet at main building.

Date:
Monday, January 21st
AND

Monday, February 18th

Time: 8:00-4:00pm

Cost: $25/person per day

 

Lorax Event

Ages: All – Families Welcome

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!! Watch a presentation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax presented by the Prairie Woods Puppet Theatre.
Sip on cider & munch on popcorn during the show.
After the show, enjoy self-guided, hands on science activities in the center – try your knowledge at bird identification,
learn about a watershed, create a miniature stream & see how water works,
discover the real difference in energy use between incandescent bulbs & LED bulbs.
Staff will be available for questions and assistance.

Date: Saturday, March 2nd

Time: 1:30-3:00pm

Cost: $5/child


 

Time Travel Programs

 

WINTER FUN DAY…..Everyone

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow. Celebrate winter at PWELC with fun outdoor activities for everyone in the family.
Including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and Scandinavian kicksleds.
Indoors warm up by the fire, eat some chili, learn about winter hobbies, listen to live music, and try your hand at the climbing wall.

No Pre-Registration Necessary

Date: Sunday, February 10th

Time: 11:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $5 per person, $15 max per family (for use of skies, snowshoes, and climbing wall)


Shooting Sports

Archery Class………..grades 5 and up

This class gives you the opportunity to learn the basics of using a compound bow and arrow. 
We will be working on form, safety, technique, how to properly use the equipment, etc.
A hands-on class of learning and fun while practicing and playing archery games that all ages will enjoy. 
All equipment will be provided. Meet at farmsite.

Date: Tuesday, March 12th

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Cost: $10/person
 

MN DNR Firearm Safety.
This is for participants that have completed the MN DNR online- Firearm Safety Class.
Date:
Thursday, April 26th 5:30-9:00
Saturday, April 28th 8:00-12:00
(need to attend both sessions)
Cost: $7.50

MDHA FORKHORN I CAMP
Ages 11-16
This firearms safety course is a part of an overnight summer camp
Participants will sleep in tents and cook their meals over a coleman stove.
This camp is designed to teach beginning hunting skills. It will provide extensive hands-on instruction in basic safety/shooting techniques
for rifle, shotgun, and archery. It will also include classes on Whitetail deer ecology, outdoor survival skills, and Hunters ethics
along with traditional camp activities like canoeing and rock climbing.
Camp starts: Sunday, July 8th @ 3:00
Camp ends: Thursday, July 12th @ 1:00
Cost: $380

 

WRIGHT AND STEARNS COUNTY PROGRAMS

Stearns County - Friday, Jan 4th
Moonlight Ski
6:00-10:00pm


BIRTHDAY PARTIES....Everyone with a special birthday deserves a special get-together.
Let Prairie Woods help you create great birthday party memories.

Check out our birthday themes:

Indoor Climbing Wall, Archery, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Pioneer Cabin, XC ski, snowshoe, canoeing or ??   Give us a call!

Forget the hassle of cleaning up your house before (and after) the party.   Let us help! 
For a 2 hour event, staff provides 1 1/2 hours of programming with the final 1/2 hour for you to open presents and/or eat.
Costs start at $70 for up to 7 children.
Each additional child is $10.

Please call for more details. 320-354-5894

 

 
  
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***FREE KAYAK EVENT*** Tues. August 7th, 5:00-8:00 at the swim beach at Robbins Island. Free for Anyone! No need to register (register for all other classes please). We provide kayaks, paddles, instruction & PFDs. Come paddle for a bit & then give someone else a chance.

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